Our neighboring planet, Mars, hangs there in the night sky beckoning us to come visit. Speculative fiction writers have envisioned ancient cultures and savage inhabitants for the Red Planet, movie makers use Mars as a staging point for various invasions and crises, and then there's the matter of what may or may not be a massive face watching over the Martian planes. It's a fascinating place that we just can't seem to reach -- or at least we couldn't until the Mars Exploration Rover Mission successfully landed two robotic proxies on the surface, allowing scientists an up-close view of the planet that's enchanted our imaginations for millennia. The story of the MER team is told by its members... More >>>